Top 10 Current Affairs of 2018

Top 10 Current Affairs of 2018 June month for any competitive exam and interview process

  1. Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO

This inscription is expected to give boost to domestic and international tourism leading to increased employment generation, creation of world-class infrastructure and augmentation of sale of local handicrafts, handlooms and heritage memorabilia.

  1. International Day of Parliamentarism 2018 observed across the globe

The 2018 International Day of Parliamentarism was observed across the globe on June 30, 2018 with an aim to recognize the role of parliaments in national plans and strategies and in ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels. The Day celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government improve the day-to-day lives of people the world over. It is also an opportunity for parliaments to take stock, identify challenges, and ways to address them effectively.

  1. President Ram Nath Kovind launches Solar Charkha Mission

President Ram Nath Kovind on June 27, 2018 launched the ‘Solar Charkha Mission’ on the occasion of the UN MSME Day to mark the important economic role played by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The mission will entail a subsidy of Rs 550 crore in the initial two years for 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans.

  1. North Korea named as ‘worst human trafficking country’ for 16th year

The US State Department on June 28, 2018 categorized North Korea as the “worst human trafficking country” for the 16th straight year in its annual ‘2018 Trafficking in Persons Report’. North Korea has been named in the lowest ranked Tier 3 category along with China, Russia and Iran. However, South Korea has been ranked at the highest category in the list of Tier 1 countries for the 16th consecutive year along with the US, UK, France and Canada.

  1. NITI Aayog’s WEP signs five SoIs with financial institutions and social organizations

The Women Entrepreneurs Platform (WEP) of the NITI Aayog on June 27, 2018 signed five separate Statements of Intent (SoIs) with financial institutions and social organizations.

  1. Rupee falls to all-time low of 69.09 against US dollar

Crude oil prices were at their highest at USD 77 a barrel on June 27, 2018, the highest since 2014 as the oil inventories of the United States witnessed their biggest fall in over two years and its exports touched an all-time record.

  1. Financial Action Task Force puts Pakistan on ‘grey list’

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on June 27, 2018 added Pakistan to its ‘grey list’ of countries involved in providing monetary assistance to terrorism and related causes. The decision was taken during FATF meeting on Money Laundering in Paris.

  1. Emergency declared in Papua New Guinea over Polio outbreak

A public health emergency has been declared in three Papua New Guinea provinces as the country responds to its first polio outbreak in 18 years when it was declared free of the disease. As per the Health Ministry report, at least three provinces Morobe, Madang and the Eastern Highlands confirmed the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus.

  1. FSSAI proposes life imprisonment, Rs10 lakh fine for food adulteration

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on June 26, 2018 recommended stringent punishment for those adulterating food products following the Supreme Court order. Now, those adulterating food products could face life imprisonment and penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh.

  1. Sanitation Action Plans prepared for 10 new Swachh Iconic Places

Ten new Swachh Iconic Places of the country on June 26, 2018 came up with thorough action plans for raising their sanitation standards to exemplary levels. The plans were formulated at a two-day consultation in Hyderabad held between Central and State Government agencies, local administrations and the Trusts of the iconic places. Over 100 delegates from across the country attended the consultation.

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